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Professional Standards

Resources related to the performance standards for teachers, administrators, and professional learning systems that are intended to help develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to increase capacity and improve educator effectiveness.

California has many sets of standards and expectations to guide policies, programs, and personnel effectiveness. Each set of standards serves a unique function and are complementary to the other standard sets. Student curriculum content standards, teacher External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) and administrator External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) performance expectations, and professional learning standards work in tandem with student content standards that establish an outcome for professional learning, increasing educators’ capacity to assist students in reaching expected learning outcomes.

  • Quality Professional Learning Standards
    Quality professional learning standards identify characteristics of professional learning that are most likely to support educators in building individual and collective capacity to meet professional, school, and student performance expectations.

  • Teaching and Leading
    Performance expectations for teachers and leaders define how teachers can best support students and how leaders can support high-quality instruction so students can learn and thrive.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, April 14, 2016

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